Chocolate Recipes

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Dried Fruit and Nut Mendiants

Recipe by: Pierre Hermé

From: Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé


  • 1 lb (450 grams) chocolate, tempered
  • 1 cup (about 140 grams) dried fruits and nuts


Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, sheets of acetate or silicone baking mats.

Make the chocolate rounds by spooning out about 1 1/2 teaspoons of chocolate for each round: Hold the spoon about 3 inches (7.5 cm) above the parchment and allow the chocolate to drip off the tip of the spoon onto the paper. There's no need to wiggle the spoon around, the chocolate will pour off the spoon and spread into a perfect round.

Dot each mendiant with equal amounts of fruits and nuts, then slide the baking sheets into the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set, about 15 minutes.